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UPDATE: Family and friends remember North Las Vegas teen killed in crash

Another boy was also injured
1 dead, 1 injured after being hit by car in NLV
Posted at 3:49 PM, Jan 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-11 11:01:16-05

UPDATE JAN. 10 7:00 P.M.: Family and friends are mourning the loss of Elijah Coggins, the teen who was killed after being hit by a car Tuesday night.

CCSD confirms Coggins was a freshman at Legacy High School and family says he was walking home with his best friend, Trevor Dodd, when the boys were hit.

Dodd's mother told 13 Action News, the boys rarely walked home, but asked to walk because they wanted to enjoy the rain. Dodd was thrown several feet when the car came barreling at the teens, his mother says he is currently at home recovering with bruises and has trouble walking.

Elijah wasn't so lucky.

Friends described the teen as a young man who loved to play video games and hang out with friends.

"I just felt that he should be known that he was a good person," said Legacy student Raven.

Legacy students were offered grief counseling and CCSD police patrolled the area where the crash happened, Wednesday.

Some students wonder if more can be done to make the stretch of road near 5th Street and Centennial Parkway safer.

"Yeah they're [cars] going pretty fast," said senior Jordan Hardy.

Currently, the street does not have side walks, street lights or permanent stop light fixtures.

Pedestrian advocate Erin Breen said little can be done to make the road safer, because the area isn't developed. Once the area is developed it will be the owners job to make these improvements.

"Sidewalks and street lights and everything... that goes with the developer," Breen said.

Breen does suggest the speed limit be lowered. Right now, the speed limit on 5th Street is 35 mph, she suggest it be lowered to 25 mph.


UPDATE JAN. 10: The Clark County Coroner has named Elijah Coggins as the 14-year-old boy killed in the North Las Vegas crash.

UPDATE AT 4:25 P.M. JAN. 9: North Las Vegas Police says two 14-year-old boys were walking on a dirt shoulder, facing oncoming traffic, on Tuesday afternoon when they were hit by a car that crossed traffic and hit them from behind.

The boys were transported to a local hospital and it was reported shortly after that one of the boys had died. The other boy is in serious condition. The boys may have been walking home from Legacy High School.

Police say the driver is 21 years old and impairment is not suspected at this time. They are still investigating the incident. The Clark County coroner will identify the deceased after relatives have been notified. 


A pedestrian is dead after being struck by a vehicle on Tuesday afternoon.

North Las Vegas Police say that 2 people were struck around 2:20 p.m. near the intersection of Centennial Parkway and 5th Street. The pedestrians were transported to the hospital in critical condition. 

NLVPD notifed the media about an hour and a half later that the pedestrian had passed away.

There is no information at this time about the circumstances surround the collision. The Clark County coroner will identify the deceased after relatives have been notified.